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Will our cars ever become as desirable as older Mustangs?
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Limited supply and a growing hobby suggest they will continue to appreciate. How much is anyone's guess, but sites like this help make the ones on the road better and that makes them all more desirable

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runninpony 
Most newer cars look boring no matter the brand! Our cars are just sexy as hell! 
On another note...I got pulled over driving my Convertible in Germany, I didn't speed or anything and didn't know why I was being pulled over. One of the cops asked me to exit the vehicle and pop the hood so he could take a look at the engine. He then put his sunglasses on so he COULD take a good long look at it and then walked off wishing me a good day LOL!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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(10-15-2018, 03:40 PM)EBSTANG Wrote: True. Now think if you do this over 30-40 years or more, which some of my friends have gone through that same new car depreciation cycle 7, 8 or more times. If they lost at least $10-15,000 on each cycle that added up to $70-120,000. Put your money into the car that you love and stick with it. Sometimes when you sell you'll make money, sometimes not. (on that end) You will always be making money by not paying the depreciation. A penny saved is a penny earned. Those guys always have newer cars and huge bank payments/interest/depreciation and you'll always have something that is more of a statement about you. You don't buy cool, you build it.

Personally, I own all 3 of the vehicles I have.  I used to buy new cars every 4 or 5 years.  Lost on them every single time.  Now I buy a new old car every 3 to 5 years, inexpensive upfront cost cars that is.  I would rather have 5 cool inexpensive muscle cars, than 1 Hemi Cuda, though the Hemi Cuda would be lots of fun.  Its still cheaper to buy a 318 Cuda and drop a new Hemi into it and drive the hell out of it.  Same goes for any classic muscle car really.  Big bang for the buck, without the Mega Bucks.

Hopefully It won't be but another year or two before I get another fun car.
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Like others have mentioned, I think the hot cars for value are the '71 R, C, and J code cars, numbers-matching, with 4 speed models bringing the higher values (of course Boss 351 will always be a 4 speed). M and Q code cars get honorable mention. The majority of these Mustangs which were sold were high-image cars with 302 or 351-2V engines and automatic trans. People bought what they could insure and afford to fill up with gas. And hey, even H and F code cars can be cool as hell. I just like this body style more than the classic body style (older) Mustangs. I have a '71 429 CJ-R 4 speed car, numbers-matching, in excellent driver condition that I bought at a very good price and I'm not afraid to put it on the macadam. I didn't purchase it as a investment, but I think it will continue to increase in value. And if I wanted to sink another $35K or so into it to turn it into a show car, I still think I'd get my money out of it. I want to drive it however and not cringe each time I hear that "ping" of a little stone bouncing off the rocker panel! I have come to appreciate the newer Mustangs, but I am 55 and they will always be like a revival of the model to me. Yes I know my 429 would not keep up with the latest models without some additional tweaking beyond what has already been done, and then only in a straight line.

I think of it this way- if you saw The Who with all of its original band members, that was like the original run of the Mustang from '65 to '73. After that period, the band was a revival. First with different drummers to replace Moon and then with a different bassist to replace Entwistle (that guy was awesome live). Those are the different stages of the newer Mustangs. You can add technically better/younger musicians (more horsepower, better suspension) but it still isn't the original band. As a guitarist from the 70's, this explanation works for me. lol
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"You don't buy cool, you build it"

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Thanks!
Wade
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Having just got my 71 429 CJ Ram Air I'm hoping that, at least, it's value won't go down! Originally I was looking for a 351C and there were a few in the UK, some original and partially restored and others upgraded but non standard. I thought about it but, whilst the modified cars might run a bit better, I couldn't see that they would either hold their value or be worth the monies that had gone into them. When I came across the 429 (price was not that much more than the 351's too) I reasoned that in pretty much original condition, with repaint, new carpets and minor restoration, coupled with it's relative rarity and the fact that it's the last of the big block full power mustangs, that I had a better chance of breaking even if nothing else. Guess time will tell?

As for the shape this version of the mustang is, I reckon, unique in its looks. Long, sleek and low. I can't think of a comparable car with a similar silhouette. Muscular but graceful at the same time.

I know that, for the money especially, even modern turbo hatchbacks will run rings around the big mustangs. However, to me, they don't have the style or the presence of the classic muscle cars. They are more driveable, of course, with all the tech keeping them on the tarmac and not in the hedges. Maybe more reliable too but are generally ten a penny, have no exclusivity and bomb in value almost universally from initial purchase. 


I'm sure my view is coloured by my age (now 58) and I feel more analogue in an increasingly digital world. Just firing up the mustang seems like an occasion and backing her out onto lane to head out puts an inevitable smile on my face  Smile
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YES THEY WILL These Mustangs are the Sexiest Mustangs ever built.. Just look at the Older Challengers in 2009 and older in passed years they have come up in price they will be up their with the Cuda's and Cobra's Atomic Atomic

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#18
I think they will go up in value as long as the reproduction parts market stays strong. If people can buy parts, they will build the cars and keep the values in an upward momentum.  I also don't think that there are as many of our cars out there in the wild...they were only made for 3 years and I'm sure many have been sent to scrap or rusted away in a junk yard by now.  Maybe value will rise due to availability of solid restoration candidates as well??  It's anyone's guess...LOL!

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#19
People ask me about my car all the time. Some get it right.
People leave notes on my car asking to buy. People approach
me on the street and present business cards asking me to call
when I sell. And my car is not pretty, it is a rare Mustang, to them.
Needs serious body work and a paint job, they don't care.
Since I first bought my Mustang, maybe 10 years ago, the availability
of parts has gone way up. According to Marti, they only made 100
of my car. An M-code Grandé w/toploader. Wonder how many are
still around. If mine is the only one still running, what is that worth?

On a different note, how will the 2018's run in 50 years? What if there
was a major disruption, EMP, my car can still run using points. Could
become very valuable.

mike

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#20
I honestly don't care about the value, mostly because I already spent the money to get there, and I'm NOT going to sell it. It can go up or down in value, but to me the car will always be priceless. Batwrangler got it right, these cars are sexy as hell, and iconic.

Scott
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